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If my blog took a shower, this is what it would sing…

This website makes my blog rock – literally! CodeOrgan is a fascinating website that uses algorithms to translate the body copy of a website into music. You can “listen” to my blog here.

Here’s what the website’s creators have to say:

The codeorgan analyses the *body* content of any web page and translates that content into music. The codeorgan uses a complex algorithm to define the key, synth style and drum pattern most appropriate to the page content.

Firstly, the codeorgan scans the page contents and removes all characters not found in the musical scale (a to g), and then analyses the remaining characters to find the most commonly used ‘note’. If this is an even number the page is translated in to the major pentatonic scale of that particular note, it becomes minor if there is an uneven number.

Secondly, the codeorgan defines which synthesizer to use. This is  Based upon the total number characters used on the webpage – there are currently 10 synthesizer effects and the one chosen is picked based upon the percentage of content.

Lastly, the codeorgan selects a drum loop based upon the ratio of characters on the page versus the number of characters that are actually musical notes – there are currently 10 different drum loops to pick from.

All right, now give it a shot for your own website!

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  1. October 14, 2011 at 9:20 am

    Oh, wow. Better believe I had to try this. Thanks for sharing!

    • juliakwakefield
      October 18, 2011 at 4:10 pm

      It’s really cool! I had some fun trying it out on Wikipedia pages on wildly-varying topics, just to see what they sounded like to an algorithm 🙂

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